Four persons of a family died when a motorcycle on which they were travelling was hit by a KSRTC bus near Kumblur in Harihar taluk on Sunday evening.
The dead were identified as Rajappa (40) of Bannikod village, his wife, Tungamma (32), his daughter Papakka (7) and his relative Mallamma (38). The family was going to Honnali from Bannikod to when the accident occurred. A large number of people who assembled at the accident spot, asked the bus passengers to get down and torched the vehicle. Police rushed to the spot and dispersed the crowd.
The bus, going from Mangalore to Bijapur, was partially burnt in the incident.